Samsung has been making headlines with rumours of its first Tizen
smartphone for a while. Now, a Samsung Tizen smartphone with model
number SC-03F has been spotted on a FCC listing, and is believed to be
bound for Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo.
According to Tizen Indonesia,
who first spotted the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) listing
of the alleged Samsung SC-03F, the device comes with similar design to
the company's 2013 Android flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, it
suggests that the alleged Samsung SC-03F has a sleeker profile, compared
to the Galaxy S4. The site also reveals that the rumoured Samsung
SC-03F is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon chipset clocked at
2.3GHz. Notably, the same chipset powers the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3
and recently unveiled Galaxy J.
The radio frequency bands
allegedly supported by the spotted Samsung SC-03F model include
850/1900MHz GSM, WCDMA 850, while connectivity options include Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy). As of now, not many details about the
innards of the device have been revealed.
In addition, Sammobile
claims that the Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo will be the first mobile
carrier to sell a Tizen smartphone and also reveals that Samsung might
unveil the yet-to-be-named Tizen smartphone at an event on February 23.
earlier report suggested that Samsung would showcase its commercial devices based on Tizen OS at the Mobile
World Congress (MWC) 2014.
In November, Samsung's
yet-to-be-announced GT-I8800 Redwood Tizen smartphone
was spotted in benchmarks. The latest version of Tizen (version 3.0),
the Linux-based open source operating system which is
backed by Intel and Samsung, was also released at the Tizen developer
Summit in November.